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ZA Cosmetics is a make up line for aspiring sophistication. 



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Fell out of Love

12 years ago, I started out with Za cosmetics alongside Maybelline when I was experimenting with makeup. Obviously it was because both brands are the drugstore brands hence being wallet friendly when I was still a fresh secondary student with face full of pimples. Za cosmetics had an extensive range of products and I must say, I was spoiled for choices. Though it helped me through the years of playing with my first set of makeup, it unfortunately turned me away as I grew up.

It might be due to myself finding my love for makeup in other brands. However, I did remember buying their toner years ago, which left me with really dry skin. When I mentioned dry skin, I meant dry to the point of peeling and flaking. I constantly had to apply a layer of facial moisturiser every now and then throughout the day. It might be due to the high alcohol content, stripping my face of its natural oil.

Eversince that incident, I lost my courage of purchasing any products from Za cosmetics. I suppose I just fell out of love for it.

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(Updated: December 21, 2013)

steer clear of some of these prettily packaged products!

Za's wallet friendly prices and elegant packaging, in conjunction with a Watsons sale, made me fork out slightly over $20 for BB cream and the Za True White Prismizer lotion. I regretted that decision very much :(

The BB cream came in only one shade and was a strange orangey colour. After blending it very thoroughly, I managed to get it to look natural, but it did take a lot of effort to even it out! The texture wasn't very smooth or easily spread. The worst part was when, after merely two hours or so in an air-conditioned environment, the cream started caking up. It looked unnatural and absolutely terrible.

The prismizer lotion was even worse. It reeks of alcohol, and resulted in a mild burning sensation on my face. Soon after, my whole face was covered in rashes and small red bumps. I've never used a worse toner/facial lotion before.

Will stay far away from this brand in the future. Perhaps it simply doesn't suit me - I'm not taking any more chances.

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20
Best Part:
none
Recommend to a friend:
No
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Attractive Packaging

Despite being one who doesn’t wear make-up, I was enticed by Za’s pretty and sweet packaging to purchase countless make-up products! Some of the items I acquired were the lipstick and face powder. I love the subtle colours that the Za lipstick range provides, along with the bolder and more vibrant ones. Some of them also have a slight glittery touch, which certainly perks up your look in an instant! Although it does not have the most long-lasting effect, it is also not drying. I also love that they have affordable prices on their items, which gives me more excuses to purchase them.

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Affordable quality concealer

Back when I was 16, I needed to find a concealer that could cover my dark eye circles accumulated from my O level late-night studying. I need a concealer that was affordable but pigmented as well. Saw the ZA concealer recommendation on Seventeen magazine (anyone still reading this?) and scooted off to Watsons to purchase it. Back then it was $11.90! I remembered purchasing a tinted moisturizer as well. It gave me a radiant and even base.

The concealer was pigmented and covered my dark circles well. It could cover acne scars and red angry pimples as well. One tube lasted me forever.. I had to throw it away after some time because I did not finish using it. Fast forward 5 years, my circles have gotten worse (thanks to A levels and Uni.....) and I cannot use a concealer alone anymore. I need a corrector underneath. Stopped using the ZA concealer. I have since ventured into other brands but this is a really good concealer at a great price point.

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Not bad at all.

I'm not really a fan of drugstore makeup products, but being a full-time student, I have to settle for them, sometimes.. Za being one of them.

I tried their Za Concealer Perfection, brought at a nearby Watsons store. It's actually not as bad as I thought it would be. I used it for my undereyes, and to cover some blemishes here and there, and it does it's job pretty well. It lasted for about 5 hours maximum which was quite impressive. Only thing is sometimes under certain lights it looks quite obvious I'm using a concealer. But since the price was affordable, it's alright.

I might be buying another tube if my current one runs out, and if I'm in dire need of cash and doesn't have much to spare!

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Underdog

I was foreign to ZA Cosmetics brand previously. However, the situation swivelled when I heard someone rapping my main door at home. I swung my door open. There was no one there. Spooked, I glanced around once more before shutting the door. Some sort of glint on the floor at my doorstep caught my eyes and halted me. It was a gift box. Complete with festive wrapping paper that glimmered under the scorching sun rays. I grabbed it instantly and found a post-it note attached on it. My name was on it. Flooded by curiosity, I tore the wrapping papers apart with the aid of my handy claw-like fingernails.

There was a ZA Concealer cream nestled right smack in the middle of the box. I analysed the post-it note once again. Who was this from? There was no signature or whatsoever. My phone pinged like it was on cue. I received a text from my peer wishing a Belated Christmas Day.

ZA Concealer did everything it was supposed to do. Conceal. It concealed my stubborn freckles or pimples. It concealed my eyes that seemed like a punched panda. It was addictive too. Soon, ZA Concealer became a permanent necessity. It felt akin to strutting around town stark naked had those ZA Concealer not been applied for the day.

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Best Part:
It conceals
Branch Location:
Doorstep
Recommend to a friend:
Yes
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My first make-up kit

I think ZA, I think my first cake of face foundation. I remember the two-way cake foundation were selling like hotcakes back in my secondary school days at $19.90 each. Powdering your face from the ZA glittery blue case in the past is as good as powdering your face off the black case with the double C now. Anyways, ZA's products in my opinion is very suitable for the oily skinned. The foundation curbs the oil and doesn't make your face look greasy and dirty. A light layer is good enough to give your face that powdery finish and you can wear it the whole day.

Also, because its products can be purchased off the shelves of stores, you can be spared from pushy sales speeches of the promoters. I wear very light make up these days and always have a few ZA products in my make-up bag. An affordable and trusted brand.

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Basics galore.

My first ever make up related item was from ZA - their infamous two way foundation which I still keep repurchasing till date. I find that ZA provides really good basic make up for newbies because their products are light, and very natural looking. They usually bundle their items and sell them in a package price where we can get for a steal!

As mentioned, they have really light make up, so their lippies are really light as well. Most of them are pink base, so I'm guessing ZA is definitely catered towards more of a younger target audience.

The quality of their products are really impressive. I love their two way foundation, as well as their concealer - creates the most flawless face ever. Will definitely continue to repurchase!

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Great quality

I'm quite new to using makeup, and was recommended this brand by my friends and relatives. I'm really particular when it comes to things I put on my skin, and especially things that I rub onto my face because my facial skin is quite sensitive, and one wrong product may lead to a huge break out. Urk.

Upon using Za's foundation, which also doubled up as a concealer, which saves a tonne of money, my face looked so smooth and flawless and it didn't even feel like I had put anything on. I haven't really gotten use to putting make up on yet, so feeling things on my face gives me a weird sensation. Thankfully, Za's product did not. It lasted really long, and the matte finish made me look so glamorous in the photos that I took while I was at an event.

It may not be the cheapest cosmetic brand in the market, but the quality it provides is really good, and I wouldn't mind paying the money for this quality of product, instead of buying something cheaper but not as good (and possibly give me a breakout)

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